Sep 2, 2009

Tous Les Garçons et les Filles - Eurythmics

french promo cover
"It's Alright (Baby's Coming Back)" was released as the fourth and final single from Eurythmics album Be Yourself Tonight. Written by Annie Lennox and David A. Stewart, the track's distinctive brass arrangement was devised by Michael Kamen. The recording was produced by Stewart.

"It's Alright" was a slight return by Eurythmics to the electronic-based sounds of their earlier albums. Driven by a subtle drum machine track, Lennox sings a straightforward ode to a lover returning to her after a long absence. The instrumental passages feature some elaborate multitracked harmony guitar parts from Stewart. The music video, directed by Willy Smax, was a mix of live shots with computer animation, an innovative look for a music video in the mid 1980s.

The single was a Top 20 hit in the UK, where it peaked at number twelve (Eurythmics' tenth Top 40 hit in the UK singles chart).

The original version of Tous les garçons et les filles is from the 1962 debut album of the French singer Françoise Hardy. Like many of Hardy's earlier albums, it was released with no title, except for her name on the cover, but has become known by the title of the most successful song on the album, "Tous les garçons et les filles".


It's Alright (Baby's Coming Back)

Tous les garçons et les filles

Conditioned Soul

Françoise Hardy

Tous les garçons et les filles


* Tous Les Garçons et les Filles - Eurythmics

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